Sears Holdings Corporation
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Sears Holdings Corporation is an integrated retailer receiving Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence recognition. Sears Holdings Corporation has demonstrated leadership by stocking and selling more than 2 million ENERGY STAR certified products and by reducing energy consumption across its portfolio by 14 percent and certifying 140 stores as ENERGY STAR in 2018, bringing the total number of certified stores to 923. Key 2018 accomplishments include:
- Demonstrating ongoing commitment to the sale of ENERGY STAR certified products, with sales totaling $63 million.
- Saving an average of 6.9 percent energy in retail stores compared to the previous year and increasing its average ENERGY STAR rating 3.6 percent, from 81.2 to 84.1 across its entire portfolio of 1,147 properties.
- Removing and recycling more than 168,000 old refrigerators, freezers, AC units and dehumidifiers, resulting in avoided greenhouse gas emissions of approximately one million metric tons of carbon equivalent and total energy savings of about 250 million kilowatt hours (kWh).
- Retrofitting its distribution center with LED lights and programable controls with an expected annual energy savings over $560,000 and 7.7 million kWh.